Hyrum man charged with rape

28-year old Richard Hernandez of Hyrum was arrested just after midnight Saturday morning on rape and sex abuse charges. Cache County Sheriff officials made the arrest a few blocks from his home during a traffic stop.Lt. Chad Jensen says the 14-year old female victim reported the offense to officials. It allegedly occurred in Cache Valley the week prior to Thanksgiving.The case is still under investigation and additional charges may be pending. Current charges include first degree felony object rape, and second degree felony forcible sexual abuse.

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